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196 kilos of ganja found at north eastern Thai boarder

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Local officials have seized 196 kilograms of compressed marijuana from the Mekong riverbank in Wan Yai district, Mukdahan, north east Thailand. Residents in tambon Pong Kham reported to the local authorities and Wan Yai district chief Pitinat Nithisthani, after seeing seven mysterious black plastic bags on the bank of the Mekong River near Ban Song Khon.

The district chief, accompanied by Wan Yai police chief Pol Col Panakot Hansa, and other district officials, went to the reported spot to investigate further. They found 7 dried bars of marijuana, placed in black plastic bags altogether weighing about 196 kilograms, with a street value of about 400,000 baht.

The drugs were believed to have been smuggled across the Mekong River during the middle of the night and left on the river bank to be picked up by couriers.

The marijuana was then brought to Wan Yai police station for further legal procedures, allegedly.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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